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Alta E. (Crothers) Zaring

On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, Alta Zaring of Sedalia, MO, loving wife, mother, sister, grandma, aunt, and friend, passed away after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by her family.  She was 67 at her time of passing.  She was born Dec. 5, 1954 in Marysville OH, the second of seven children born to her parents Harold E. and Alta E. Crothers and named after her mother.

Alta was a very artistic woman who enjoyed painting, crafting, sewing, crocheting, and making jewelry.   She let her love and light shine through her artwork.  She loved to make new friends and spent a lot of her time on social media, sharing her life and the lives of those closest to her with her friends and family.  She was a proud great-grandmother and loved to see her granddaughter and great-grandbabies growing up.  She loved her family greatly and some of her favorite moments were when her siblings, friends, or her children and their families came to visit with her.

Alta is survived by her devoted husband Allan Zaring, her sister Patricia (Crothers) Pendergrass, her brother Gene Crothers, her sister Mary (Crothers) Agar, her sister Barbara (Crothers) Crow, her son Robert Young (Christy), her daughter Becki Norman-Young (Heather), her granddaughter Paige Reed (Pete), and her great-grandbabies Trinity, Loran, and Christopher, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her newborn brother Joseph E. Crothers, her eldest brother Warren D. Crothers, her ex-husband and father of her children, Ernest Young, her youngest son Benjamin W. Young, her nephew Martin A. Poynter, and her niece Amanda (Crothers) Isbell.

A memorial is planned at

First United Methodist Church Celebration Center

on West 32


St. in Sedalia, MO on Saturday October 22, 2022 from 12-3pm.  Friends and family are invited to join us in celebrating Alta’s life.

Flowers are very welcome, as they were always a most treasured joy of Alta’s.  However, in lieu of flowers, donations may also be made to the family.  Additionally, the family would like to express their overwhelming gratitude to the kindness shown by Crossroads Hospice.
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